Henry Markram, coordinator of the Human Brain Project (HBP) attends a news conference on the launch day for the HBP at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Ecublens, near Lausanne ... more 
Henry Markram, coordinator of the Human Brain Project (HBP) attends a news conference on the launch day for the HBP at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Ecublens, near Lausanne October 7, 2013. Scientists from the 135-partner institution of the Human Brain Project, co-funded by the EU with an estimated budget of EUR 1.2 billion, are meeting in Switzerland for the official launch on Monday. Its goal is to develop methods that will enable a deep understanding of how the human brain operates. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION HEALTH HEADSHOT) less 
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Mon, Oct 7, 2013 7:59 AM EDT